The present invention provides methods, compounds, and compositions for the synthesis of light harvesting arrays, such arrays comprising: (a) a first substrate comprising a first electrode; and (b) a layer of light harvesting rods electrically coupled to said first electrode, each of said light harvesting rods comprising a polymer of Formula I: wherein m is at least 1; X.sup.1 is a charge separation group, and X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 are chromophores. At least one of X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 has at least one perylene group coupled thereto.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with US Government support from the National Science Foundation (grant number CHE-9988142) and the Department of Energy (grant number DE-FG02-96ER14632). The Government has certain rights to this invention.